President Obama surfed to power on a hip-hop wave. Should British politics try the same thing to engage the youth vote?
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Wednesday 21 April 2010
The Dizzee and Lily Show is becoming one of the staple double acts of the modern British music scene. First they became the standout male and female solo artists of their generation – garnering critical and commercial success in equal measure. Then this year, they made off with his-and-hers-matching Brits before embarking on a series of dual headline concerts together. Now they look set to dominate yet another prestigious music awards ceremony, this time for songwriting, after being nominated yesterday in four categories for the 55th annual Ivor Novello Awards.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Lily Allen will battle it out with a group of virtual unknowns championed on Twitter by Stephen Fry for a top songwriting award.
Friday 16 April 2010
Tuesday 23 March 2010
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Sunday 07 March 2010
Friday 05 March 2010
Chart-topper Dizzee Rascal has signed a deal for his autobiography which promises to "lift the lid" on his troubled background, it was announced today.
Friday 26 February 2010
Lily Allen looks set to enjoy one of the shortest retirements in pop after announcing a festival appearance - just four months after her "final" gig.
Friday 12 February 2010
Sunday 10 January 2010
Martin Johnson will announce England's revised squad at Twickenham on Wednesday, with up to five changes permitted on form to the 32 players in last July's version, plus further alterations for injury, suspension or retirement. Some of us head-scratching hacks have a catch-all phrase to cover this process: "What Johnno wants, Johnno gets."
Sunday 22 November 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Monday 12 October 2009
Look at you all!" says Speech Debelle, admiring a fairly full house of mostly well-heeled white pseudo-bohemians. "See what the Mercury can do!"
Saturday 10 October 2009
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
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